Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Still on the Case: Officers Working to Find the Driver Involved in a Hit & Run that Injured a Cyclist

Still on the Case is a unique spin on #ThrowbackThursday, a popular social media hashtag that recalls significant moments from the past. The Boise Police Department is still on the case of a hit & run that seriously injured a man May 13, 2014. The original release from that day is below. 

Update: The victim in this case, the cyclist, is a local surgeon with a very specialized practice. Sadly, due to the injuries he suffered, both the doctor and his patients are suffering the impacts from this incident. Boise Police investigators are still actively working the case and hoping to find the driver responsible. 

Officers search for driver of vehicle that hit and injured a cyclist then drove off

May 13, 2014 - Boise Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run this morning that left a cyclist seriously injured.

What Happened: According to information given to officers, the cyclist was traveling eastbound on West Hays Street at 7:20 this morning when a car passed him also going eastbound. The car suddenly turned right onto southbound 10th Street directly in front of the cyclist who was on the far right of the road. The cyclist hit the passenger side of the car head first. The driver continued southbound on 10th and did not stop.

The cyclist, an adult male, was wearing a helmet. He remained conscious, picked himself and at first did not feel he was badly injured. He continued to work. A short time later, he told officers he began to feel ill. He sought medical attention and found he had two broken bones in his neck caused by the collision. At that time, approximately 9:15 this morning, the cyclist called Boise Police to report the incident.

Vehicle Description: The car involved is described as a green older model Saturn. At this time, there is no description of the driver.

Non-emergency Dispatch 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on the vehicle involved or who may have witnessed the collision and has not spoken with officers is urged to contact non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.